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article Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock: Premieres Earth Day at Tribeca Film Festival (4/23/2017)
(New York) -- Today, Earth Day, Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock, is premiering at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival as part of the festival’s N.O.W. special...
article ‘Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock’: Interview With The Filmmakers (4/23/2017)
(New York) -- For the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast this week, host Kevin Gosztola interviews the filmmakers involved in the production of “Awake,...
article Standing Rock 'RISE' Best Feature Award Green Film Fest San Francisco (4/22/2017)
(California) -- At the heart of this passionate docuseries is injustice; the rights of a disposessed, persecuted race abused by state and corporations in an avaricious...
article Standing Rock Doc Turns Lens on Defiant Sioux Tribe (Exclusive Video) (4/19/2017)
(North Dakota) -- "Stand up, fight back." The extended trailer for Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock provides a powerful picture of the people who have made...
article Australian photographer captures brutality and beauty at Standing Rock protests (3/28/2017)
(Australia) -- It was September 3, 2016, and Angus Mordant was about to take a long flight to Standing Rock Indian Reservation, which straddles North and South Dakota,...
article Local tribes show solidarity with Standing Rock through art (3/18/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Local tribes showed solidarity with the Standing Sioux on Saturday, unveiling a sculpture by artist Ed Archie NoiseCat during the Nisqually Indian...
article Vandals deface Dakota Access Pipeline protest mural art in downtown Las Vegas (3/12/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Activists are heartbroken after taggers made their mark Friday night on a downtown Las Vegas mural that stands as a symbol of hope for indigenous people...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Book review: Characters drive home conflicts in Montana author's 'Reservations' (4/23/2017)
(Arizona) -- Help is never close on any reservation muses Lola Wicks in Gwen Florio’s latest mystery, "Reservations." Nothing could be truer in the novel...
article A Navajo Chef on the Complexities of Modernizing Native American Cuisine (3/24/2017)
(New York) -- In the culinary world, Native American food—let alone its various tribal iterations—is incredibly difficult to find, even amongst New York...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Choctaw Tribe

article The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band coming to Grant Choctaw Casino in June (4/22/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will perform live at the Grant Event Center in the Choctaw Casino located in Grant OK. on Friday, June 16, 2017.
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Foxwoods

article Sarah Silverman brings her stand-up to Foxwoods (4/22/2017)
(Connecticut) -- Sarah Silverman had lots to say about President Donald Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns at a recent rally in New York City. So, you can...
1 Article on this Issue

Ilani Casino

article Ilani Casino Resort opens with The Sweet (4/22/2017)
(Washington) -- With Ilani Casino Resort a few days from opening, some of its inaugural week events are taking shape. The Sweet, the British glam rock band behind the...
article ilani Casino announces two entertainment venues (4/18/2017)
(Washington) -- Two new entertainment venues have been announced for ilani Casino. Muze and 360 Bar are just two of the venues planned for the massive casino, which is...
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LGBT News

article Making Space in Indigenous Art for Bull Dykes and Gender Weirdos (4/21/2017)
(Canada) -- At the risk of sounding clichéd, I’ll always remember the first time I saw Kent Monkman’s Miss Chief Eagle Testickle. Having for so long moved...
article Great Videos and Music from 8 Indigenous LGBTIA and/or Two Spirit Musicians (4/12/2017)
(USA) -- From Onondaga to Peru to Australia, Two Spirit musicians and indigenous LGBTQIA musicians are decolonizing music in concert halls, clubs, and drag shows one...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article Eskimeaux Change Name After Tanya Tagaq Confrontation (4/20/2017)
(USA) -- Gabrielle Smith is changing the name of her band Eskimeaux, following accusations by Polaris Prize-winning artist Tanya Tagaq and others that the word “...
article Eskimeaux Changes Name To Ó Following Criticism From Inuk Singer Tanya Tagaq (4/20/2017)
(New York) -- Brooklyn-based songwriter Gabrielle Smith has decided to change the name of her band, Eskimeaux, following criticism from Canadian Inuk throat singer Tanya...
article 'No regard for the violent history of indigenous people': Brooklyn Beckham accused of 'disrespect' over 'meaningless' Native American tattoo (4/4/2017)
(UK) -- Brooklyn Beckham has come under fire over his 'disrespectful' first tattoo. The forearm inking, which directly mimics his father David's, is an...
article American Tattoo Like His Dad’s, Comes Under Immediate Fire (4/3/2017)
(USA) -- On Sunday, Brooklyn Beckham got a new tattoo on his forearm. A day later, he’s fending off charges of cultural appropriation from Instagram users offended...
article 'And we are done!': Brooklyn Beckham proudly unveils Native American tattoo as he loses his inking virginity (4/2/2017)
(UK) -- They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. And that's clearly true when it comes to Brooklyn Beckham , who followed in his father's footsteps...
article Newest Adam Sandler Netflix Deal Includes Four New Movies (3/26/2017)
(California) -- According to the latest from Deadline Hollywood, there is a four-movie extension of the Adam Sandler Netflix contract through his company Happy Madison...
article BLOG: Valentino didn’t learn anything. (3/23/2017)
(Rhode Island) -- A couple days ago I went to a TJ Maxx in Massachusetts, and my sister and I were oo-ing and ahh-ing over some gorgeous studded Valentino heels. I...
article BLOG: 10 Reasons Why Joseph Boyden is a Problem and Should Go Away (3/7/2017)
(Canada) -- If you’re reading this, you’re probably already well aware of the walking controversy that is Joseph Boyden. At times it might seem strenuous to...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Architect bucks norm, calls Las Vegas a global pioneer in design (4/19/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas has taken a beating from the architecture establishment over the years, with critics characterizing the city’s resorts and casinos as a...
article Are three classic rock shows on the Las Vegas Strip too much classic rock? (3/19/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- On five nights of Journey’s return in May, The Joint won’t be the only place inside the Hard Rock Hotel to show off your air-keyboard skills...
article Concert season brings change from locals casino consolidations (3/12/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- If you don’t remember KMXB-FM’s “Spring Fling” at Red Rock Resort last year, that’s because it was somewhere else: on the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Pechanga Casino

article Kevin James can’t wait to make you laugh at Pechanga and Agua Caliente (4/19/2017)
(California) -- There’s little chance you’ve missed Kevin James, the affable and prat-falling comedian turned actor, if you’ve been anywhere near a...
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National Indian Gaming Association

press release Native American Casting Director Trish Wood Honored at the Chairman's Luncheon (4/13/2017)
(California) -- The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) held its annual Chairman's Leadership luncheon yesterday honoring Native American Film and Television...
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Seneca Niagara Casino

article Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino set to welcome KISS (4/8/2017)
(New York) -- Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino released a true summer blockbuster on Tuesday, announcing KISS will perform a special outdoor concert at 8 p.m. Saturday...
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Missing Women Crisis

article David Alexander Robertson and IsKwé stand up for missing and murdered Indigenious women (4/4/2017)
(Canada) -- Winnipeg artists David Alexander Robertson and IsKwé addresses a First Nations epidemic through the character of May, an Indigenous teenager who discovers...
article Toronto tattoo artist raising money and awareness for MMIW (3/18/2017)
(Ontario) -- When two young girls went missing and were later found dead in Kenora last year Jenn Liles felt it was important not to let their deaths go unnoticed or be...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Video Gaming

article Grand Theft Terra Firma turns Canada's brutal history into a video game (4/4/2017)
(British Columbia) -- Forget Oregon Trail. What if there was a video game about the settlement of British Columbia — one that was as brutal and "rated A...
article The Difficult History of Indigenous People in Video Games (3/15/2017)
(Canada) -- The Raven and the Light starts with a car crash. It ends with an almost dream-like ascent to a state of transcendence, narrated by the myth the title...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Attawapiskat

article How Canadian pop star Tyler Shaw wound up performing in Attawapiskat (4/3/2017)
(Ontario) -- Attawapiskat high school student Marlen PaulMartin says lots of people in her neighbourhood walk around with headphones in their ears.
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Kahnawake Tribe

article Tracey Deer, creator of Mohawk Girls, facing eviction from her native Kahnawake where show is set (4/3/2017)
(Quebec) -- Tracey Deer, the filmmaker who created the popular TV show Mohawk Girls, is now facing eviction from Kahnawake, the community where the show is set and...
1 Article on this Issue

Residential Schools

article 'It was a shock': Residential school survivor sees her painting more than 50 years later (3/29/2017)
(British Columbia) -- It was a way to express the horrors she went through at residential school. It was cathartic. That is how Gina Laing describes the after-hours art...
article Tragic story of Chanie Wenjack inspires garden at Canada Blooms show (3/16/2017)
(Toronto) -- "Do Something." These words are displayed in moss on a wall at Canada Blooms, an annual flower and garden festival that runs this week in Toronto...
article Acclaimed artist Alex Janvier on how art brought escape at residential school (3/7/2017)
(Ottawa) -- Residential school is where Alex Janvier was stripped of his culture and language. It's also where he discovered art and a career path that eventually...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Tulalip Tribe

article Tulalip Tribes host coastal jams to promote indigenous music, culture (3/28/2017)
(Washington) -- For the past few months the Hibulb Cultural Center in Tulalip has hosted Coast Salish music jams to help keep traditional indigenous music going. "...
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Mashantucket Pequot

article Mashantucket Pequot Museum reopening this week with art display, roof garden (3/25/2017)
(Connecticut) -- Springtime brings a reawakening for the world’s largest Native American museum, which largely closes to all but scholars for the winter. No, not...
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Chumash Tribe

article Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett performing together at Chumash Casino (3/24/2017)
(California) -- Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett’s "Songs and Stories" tour is coming to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom at 8 p.m. Thursday....
1 Article on this Issue

Leonard Peltier

article Peltier Sues WA For Removing His Paintings From Display In State Building (3/24/2017)
(Washington) -- Convicted murderer and leader of the American Indian Movement, Leonard Peltier is suing the state of Washington over the removal of four of his paintings...
article Leonard Peltier sues after his art pulled from Olympia exhibit (3/21/2017)
(Washington) -- Leonard Peltier, an American Indian rights activist convicted of murdering two FBI agents, has sued the state of Washington after four of his paintings...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Osage Tribe

article Osage Museum Curator Selected for Fellowship (3/24/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Osage Nation Museum (ONM) Curator Hallie Winter was selected among several hundreds to receive a fellowship to attend the American Alliance of Museums (AAM...
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Miccosukee Tribe

article 'Apocalypto' Star Arrested for Casino Drunkenness (3/19/2017)
(UK) -- Rudy Youngblood -- best known for playing Jaguar Paw in "Apocalypto" -- was arrested for being drunk and obnoxious in a Miami casino.
article Apocalypto star Rudy Youngblood arrested for being drunk and disorderly 'after being abusive to other poker players at casino' (3/19/2017)
(Florida) -- An actor best known for starring in Apocalypto was arrested for being drunk and disorderly in a casino. Rudy Youngblood, 34, was allegedly verbally abusive...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article Donated history is a good sign for Cape May County museum (3/18/2017)
(New Jersey) -- When a generous donor first offered a sign of historical significance in Cape May County to the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, also in Cape...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Theatre review: The Pipeline Project asks whose hands are clean? (3/14/2017)
(British Columbia) -- Artists are citizens, too. If you’re an artist with strong political convictions, you want to use your art to express them. The challenge is...
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Chickasaw Nation

article Chickasaw Nation proclaims the month of March Youth Arts Month (3/12/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby recently proclaimed March as “Youth Arts Month” in the Chickasaw Nation. The proclamation acknowledges the...
1 Article on this Issue

United Keetoowah Band

article UKB museum class teaches art of twining (3/11/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Some Native American traditions have been lost through the centuries, but there are still people in Oklahoma working to preserve the culture and art. The...
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Other News

article Netflix Acquires Film 'Juanita,' Led by Black and Native Stars (4/26/2017)
(Hollywood) -- Netflix just acquired a new movie directed by a Black filmmaker, based on a book by a Black woman, with lead performances from Black and Native actors.
article Peter Buffett Talks Creativity, Music, Philanthropy, And Life With Dad Warren Buffett (4/25/2017)
(USA) -- Each year Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor and co-creator of the Giving Pledge, auctions off for charity a one-on-one lunch. In 2016, a meal with the...
article Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tribe Called Red to highlight Northern Lights festival (4/25/2017)
(Ontario) -- The Northern Lights Festival Boreal will kick off one day earlier, and keep the sounds going later. Max Merrifield, artistic director with the summer...
article Comanche Nation teenage siblings in new AMC show (4/25/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- A teenage brother and sister who are members of the Comanche Nation recently made their small screen debut in a show called 'The Son' on AMC. The show is...
article Meet the designer making wearable art that comes out of Indigenous teachings and culture (4/25/2017)
(Canada) -- The jingle dress, a garment typically made with rows of cones that bounce and create percussive rhythm when their wearer performs, has its own back story in...
article Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World (4/25/2017)
(Toronto) -- The growl of Link Wray's eponymous single - and the straight line between its rebellious sound and the rise of rock and roll - is the starting point for...
article Steely Dan stays consistent, complex, cool in Las Vegas residency (4/25/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Was it an unusually focused and studious Vegas showroom crowd? Or an atypically boozy night at the Berklee College of Music? The answer was somewhere in...
article Return to Beauty Way – Navajo Artist David K. John interprets female deities on canvas (4/24/2017)
(Arizona) -- In preparation for his 2017 annual one man show at James Ratliff Gallery, David K. John explains, “I’m working away; been busy with other shows but now I’m...
article War bonnet takes center stage in Sherman Museum’s time traveler exhibit (4/24/2017)
(Texas) -- The Sherman Museum just added a new piece to its Texoma Time Traveler exhibit. A Comanche-style war bonnet went on display at the museum at the end of March....
article Puebloan Pottery Collection Future Uncertain (4/23/2017)
(Utah) -- The fate of a collection of ancestral Puebloan pottery is being debated in southern Utah. The pottery has been on display at a Blanding museum since 1978....
article Met to include indigenous art in American wing (4/23/2017)
(New York) -- For decades now, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has placed authentic Native American art in the indigenous wing of its museum, beside works...
article Empowerment during Gathering of Nations: Dear Patriarchy Benefit on April 27th (4/22/2017)
(New Mexico) -- If you’re in New Mexico during the week of Gathering of Nations and you’re looking to check out an event that’s less-than-mainstream...
article Cannes competition all revved up over First Nation filmmaker and his ’67 Cutlass (4/22/2017)
(British Columbia) -- A First Nations filmmaker in Vancouver is getting International attention – and approval. Gordon Lovrin’s script, “Restoration,...
article Dene/Métis filmmaker inspired by 1930s Indigenous activists (4/22/2017)
(Ontario) -- Marie Clements, a Dene/Métis filmmaker, said she first heard of the Native Voice — a newspaper formed by Indigenous activist groups on Canada's...
article Native American Artist Ka’ila Farrell-Smith Bridges Indigenous and Western Cultures | #50StatesofArt (4/22/2017)
(Oregon) -- Family plays a profound role in the work of Oregon artist Ka'ila Farrell-Smith. As the daughter of Al Smith, a member of the Klamath Native American...
article The bold future of Indigenous documentary cinema (4/22/2017)
(Ontario) -- On a bitter winter day in 1969, members of the Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne, near Cornwall, Ont., began blocking a bridge on the reserve that linked Canada...
article First Nation Youth In Canada Launch Album To Inspire Hope (4/22/2017)
(Manitoba) -- First Nation young people from Manitoba Canada are going to Vancouver this week. They will be launching a new album that features songs they have written,...
article Leanne Betasamosake Simpson wants us to reconsider what we know about Indigenous literature (4/22/2017)
(Quebec) -- Leanne Betasamosake Simpson's new book, The Accident of Being Lost (out now), is a disorienting read and that's exactly what the writer, poet and...
article Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler channel Casino in new The House photo (4/22/2017)
(California) -- What middle-aged suburban dad with a love for gambling hasn’t dreamed of opening his own casino? In Will Ferrell’s mind, the premise for The...
article New documentary explores Nespelem art colonies (4/21/2017)
(Washington) -- During the summers of 1937 to 1940, artists Worth Griffin and Clyfford Still, representing Washington State College – which would become Washington...

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